HPA Receives $1.5 Million Energy Conservation Grant

Tue June 03, 2014

James C. Kennedy, chairman of Cox Enterprises, Inc.Hawai’i Preparatory Academy (HPA) announced the receipt of a $1.5 million grant to continue the school’s growing academic reputation in the field of sustainability and energy conservation studies.  The grant is the result of the generosity of alumnus James C.

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Board of Trustees Names Next Head of School

Wed June 18, 2014

Robert McKendry has been named the eleventh head of school at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Gregory R. Mooers, chairman of the schoolʻs board of trustees, made the announcement on May 27.

McKendry will begin his tenure on July 1, 2015, succeeding Lindsay R. Barnes Jr., who is retiring at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Barnes has led the school since the 2008-2009 school year.

Bieni Memorial 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk

Wed July 30, 2014

Photo Courtesy Patrick OlearyRunners, walkers, friendly canines, and families areinvited to participate in the Fourth Bieni 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 28, at the Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy cross-country course.

The course, located at the school’s Upper Campus, is a challenging, but fun course that includes hills, flats, grass, and pavement.

Dan Petrill Named Chief Financial Officer at Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Wed July 16, 2014

Dan Petrill has been named chief financial officer at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA). Headmaster Lindsay Barnes made the announcement.

Our Teachers are in the News!

Wed July 16, 2014

Upper School science teacher Marc Rice recently co-authored a paper that was just published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Check it out here:





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More than a world-class boarding school surrounded by the natural beauty of Hawai‘i Island, we offer an environment unmatched in educational facilities, teacher dedication, and student diversity, including unique opportunities to grow and excel in athletics and specialized programs ranging from sea turtle research to sustainability to astronomy from high atop Mauna Kea - more ways to make the most of your child’s potential.

HPA Announces Second Semester Dean's List

Thu July 17, 2014

The following students at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) were named to the Dean’s List for the 2013-2014 second semester:

Middle School

Grade 6: Ry Bleckel, Kirra Brown, Morgan Dean, Paloma Field, Charlotte Head, Ana Henderson, Noah Henderson, Ami Ibaramoto, Mia Patig, Jenna Perry, and Hikari Shaver.

Fun at the Summer Swim Academy

Mon June 23, 2014

Kamila Newberg, a vibrant 8-year-old at the Summer Swim Academy (SSA), jumps into the water at Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy’s Dowsett Pool.  She lines up and breaks into a freestyle swim, her confidence and joy evident in every stroke. 

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